Citizens Police Academy

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement. Through the Academy our police agency is open to the community and increased trust and understanding becomes possible through openness and education.  The Academy allows participants to experience conditions similar to the training that officers receive and exposes participants to the daily operational duties of police officers.

The Citizen Academy is taught by Sheriff’s Office members, each highlighting their individual area of expertise. During the 10 week academy, citizens will learn about various divisions within the Sheriff’s Office including  crime scene investigation, evidence, patrol, corrections, K9, SWAT, as well as criminal and traffic laws. Each Academy member will do a ride along with a patrol deputy to experience firsthand the situations police officers are routinely exposed to and how each situation is handled.

Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, any resident of Kane County, have no felony convictions, and have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per academy. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office will offer two academy classes per year. There is no cost to attend the academy, only a commitment to attend all required classes.


Classes meet for 10 weeks
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Spring Session Begins
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014


Print and mail the application form to:
CPA Coordinator Sgt. David Wolf
Kane County Sheriff’s Office
37W755 Rt.38 Suite A
St. Charles IL.  60175